Category Archives: Students

Maggie Lankford `16: National Finalist for Top Award in Undergraduate Physics Research!

I’m excited to report that Maggie Lankford, who graduated summa cum laude this year as a Wooster physics major, has been selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award– known as the preeminent honor for undergraduate physics research in … Continue reading

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Commencement Weekend

It was a beautiful weekend for Commencement this year.  With the record number of majors (20 physics majors!!) graduating, we tried hard to get some group photos, but of course we knew it was hopeless to get absolutely everyone looking … Continue reading

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April Whirlwind – Part 2!

In addition to the outreach events in April, we also had a lot going on to finish up Senior IS — the senior research project or thesis that all Wooster students complete. You might think that IS Monday is the … Continue reading

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April Whirlwind – Part 1!

Whew!  So much happened here in April, I’m just barely catching my breath now! We had two great outreach events early in April.  The second weekend of April was the Expanding Your Horizons event, with a variety of science workshops for … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream of Physics — guest blog by Justine Walker

Dream a Little Dream of Physics – Fulfilling a Dream at the World’s Largest Meeting of Physicists           I don’t dream small. Ever since I was a young girl, I dreamed of a bright, big future for myself. Framed on … Continue reading

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March Meeting — guest blog from Avi Vajpeyi

I was honoured to attend the APS meeting in Baltimore between 14-19 March. The meeting was amazing—though I found myself oscillating between: “I get this” to “Umm… I think I understand some of what they are talking about” to “Really? … Continue reading

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March Meeting Day 5

Whew! It’s been a while since I have been at the March Meeting for the full week, and I definitely reached information overload.  But before signing off, I wanted to summarize Day 5, Friday! There were a number of interesting … Continue reading

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March Meeting Update – Days 2 & 3

I knew when I posted the Day 1 update from the March Meeting that it would be pretty hard to keep up daily updates, and I was right! The students arrived on Tuesday morning, and Drew did a great job … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Nathan Johnson ’16

Over the past century or so humankind has achieved remarkable feats of science and engineering – at a cost. The impact that our innovations have on the environment has become exceedingly clear. As we progress toward better and faster ways … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Spencer Kirn ’16

This summer I have been working with Dr. Chris Crawford at the University of Kentucky. We have been trying to design a cosine theta coil, which is a magnetic coil that has a uniform magnetic field on the inside, but … Continue reading

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